Introduction Nursing knowledge developed from the period of Florence Nightingale until now through the development of nursing theories, philosophies and knowledge base practices. Nursing has a distinctive knowledge base and therefore it can be considered as a profession. As a profession nursing has a social responsibility to provide a knowledge base practice. ,McCurry,Revell and roy((2009) Each discipline is having its own body of knowledge, Smith and McCarthy(2010).The term ontology has been used by Watson, who refers to ontology as the creative work in nursing that reflects caring and healing .Caring is the foundation of Ontological nursing.
1.0 Introduction Nursing and documentation are inseparable. Documentation or sometimes called as reporting, charting or recording is defined as “any electronic or written information data about client interactions, care or events that meet both legal and professional standards (College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia, 2013). Nursing documentation includes everything involved in the patient’s care such as progress notes, assessments, nursing care plans, as well as letters written to and about patients, and written communication between colleagues about patients. According to Harrion (2001), nursing documentation is an essential responsibilities of all health care providers. It is a means of communicating among health care team and
Nursing regulates its performance by accreditation and certification in ensuring safe and competent practice. In the U. S. there are two nationally recognized accrediting agencies in nursing education. According to the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (2016), accredits different types of nursing programs (associates, baccalaureate, and masters). According to Ellis & Halstead (2012) the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) which accredits some baccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral nursing programs. All Nursing education programs must be accredited as a post-secondary educational institution with local and state governing board’s approval to grant the degree or certificate.
Specifically, every RN requires to have attention to detail because any mistake can be fatal. Additionally, being calm under pressure is another essential due to situations that are life/death. To elaborate, Registered Nurses need patience attributable to stressful circumstances. “Anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) must acquire the skills to recognize and manage a variety of acute intraoperative emergencies.” Nevertheless, these abilities become
So, the department of health came up with a new strategy, and claimed it as the “compassion in practice”. This strategy had included the 6Cs, and was finalized and released completely within 2016. “the 6Cs are a set of values for all health and social care staff.” (Lesley Baillie, 2017) CARE, COMPASSION AND COMPETENCE Care is the center of the health professional organizations, and the care that we provide to individuals even as practice nurses does help the individual, and help improve the community’s health also. Care defines nurses and defines their work.
Nursing is a profession that is physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging. In order to effectively manage these hardships, nurses need to be aware of their shortcomings and seek support from others. Unfortunately, the problem lies in nurses not addressing their sufferings. According to Kelly (1996), “to know something is wrong and say nothing, we indirectly consent to what has occurred and we become a part of the problem” (p. 32). At the beginning of her nursing career, Shalof (2005) expressed her feelings of inadequacy in critical thinking, intuition, and courage (p. 72) but did not open up to others.
The stages in the nursing process generate a framework that can be tailored depending on the particular needs of the patient. Timmins & Kelly (2008)stated that through this aspect, the patients and nurses work together in order to create holistically and achievable care that is person-centred and individualised. There are four steps in the nursing process, which are assessing, planning, implementation, and evaluation (APIE). Under these steps, the cyclical and systematic guide is used in order to assist nurses in the process of delivering quality and patient centred care. However, in 1974, a fifth step diagnosis was introduced by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association in the nursing process but the UK follows the four steps framework.
The researchers in the article were able to use thisinformation to come up with 4 tables based on the themes of staffing measures, qualitymeasures, and risk adjustment variables. The first table reviews all staffing measuresfound to be used throughout the documents, the second lists all nursing home qualitymeasures that were used, the third describes various risk adjustment and controlvariables used, and the fourth identifies the data sources from which staffing or controlmeasures were obtained. The first theme, staffing measures, is used to refer to nurse staffing calculationsand range from number of staff per resident to overall staff turnover rates. The mostemphasis was placed on staff ratios (number of staff per resident), being that almosthalf of the total studies used some measure of staff-to-resident or staff-hours-to-residentratio in their findings. The studies were also split up between RNs, LPNs, CNAs, LVNsand total nursing staff to categorize differentiate what types of caregivers wereresponsible.
The APNs can specialize in either of the four general areas; Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Nurse Practitioners. Each specialization requires it’s defined theoretical and practical or class hours, different from the other specializations. A nurse can further take a
Throughout the years, the nursing profession has transformed considerably. With the quality of care always being the main concern; The Nursing and Midwifery Council was established in 2002 by parliament to ensure both the public and nurses/midwives are protected, whilst offering high quality care for every patient [Karen Wild,2014,p.27]. In order to qualify as a nurse/midwife; each individual must agree to follow the NMC Code of conduct throughout their entire career. Therefore, they have a responsibility to perform the professional requirements issued for practice and ethical behaviour. This relates to the care practitioners provide, as most importantly safety should be sustained.
Before working in the health care field, soon to be registered nurses have to follow procedures in order to achieve their current proposition. RNs are included as one of the certified occupations from predetermined standards, which is required by taking courses and final examinations. Students must graduate from an accredited program and obtaining an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree in nursing. The nursing degree completion is subject to the will of determination in accomplishing the courses in two years to achieve an associate degree or four years for a bachelor’s degree. After graduating, candidates are advised to register for the computerized NCLEX-RN examination for a cost of $200.
Throughout the past couple decades there has been an extreme growth in the amount of technology and advancements in medicine. Alongside advancement in the medical field, social media and communication outlets such as Facebook and Twitter have gained popularity in unison. Social media and information outlets have proven through the extreme use by the general population to be a helpful and beneficial outlet for many patients and others alike. Information available online has provided a channel for potential patients to view and receive knowledge without the anxiety of meeting with a physician or medical professional. Information gateways are not always satisfactory though, and in fact have acquired quite the negative connotation throughout the
To facilitate change within our healthcare system and in our nursing practice, the influences that will affect this current issue include the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) Standards of Practice (2016), and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Code of Ethics (2008). Currently, all nurses must apply both the standards of practice and the code of ethics in their nursing care. In relation to the issue with mental health and addiction, patients who receive negative attitudes and discrimination within their care are from healthcare staff neglecting the standards and guidelines of practice; they are not acting in a professional manner and following CRNBC (2016) or CNA Code of Ethics (2008). One of the principles in